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Blakstad

Architecture
Architecture

In Ibiza’s architectural lexicon, Blakstad Design Consultancy is synonymous with elegance, sophistication, sustainability and exceptional quality.

At its helm is Rolf Blakstad, a native Ibicenco with an unrivalled knowledge of Ibiza’s past, passed down from his father and founder of Blakstad, Rolph. The design studio is committed to preserving Ibiza’s identity by fusing traditional island architecture with modern-day functionality and comfort.

Arriving on the island in 1956, Rolph set up the studio in 1967 after a personal renovation project led him to conduct scholarly research into Ibiza’s architectural heritage; you can read his findings in his book Estudio de la Casa Ibicenca. Rolph’s and later, his son’s, designs became a means of expressing their determination to protect the building traditions and cultural history detailed in the book. It was a part of Ibiza’s legacy Rolph felt was being lost to modernisation, particularly after the increase in demand for pieds-à-terre in the Balearics. Materially and geometrically, Blakstad knits together Ibicencan textures and modern taste: timber, lime, stone next to clean lines, polished surfaces and sleek accents.

Pool by Blakstad
- Can Xarito

Materially and geometrically, Blakstad knits together Ibicencan textures and modern taste